2022 African Plant Nutrition Outreach Fellowship Award

Applications are currently open for the 2022 African Plant Nutrition Outreach Fellowship Award for African scientists, extension specialists, or educators.

The Fellowship will support education, training, and communication programs relevant to improving the use and efficiency of plant nutrients in African agro-ecosystems. In our world today, soil fertility management requires a balanced approach that addresses a full range of practices focused on meeting economic, environmental, and social goals. Educational outreach that accomplishes these goals is too often overlooked.

To benefit from this great opportunity, interested applicants are to provide a description of how the Fellowship will lead to improved outreach or implementation of appropriate soil fertility management in agricultural systems. This will outline any new initiatives, data synthesis, communication tools, training events, or travel that will be conducted with the award funds. Include sufficient detail to permit evaluation of the work’s originality, its innovative approaches, and potential impact.

Benefits

The African Plant Nutrition Outreach Fellowship Award of USD $5,000 each is available to two innovative African scientists, extension specialists, or educators.

Eligibility

  • Scientists, extension specialists, or educators working at an African NARES institution (National Agricultural Research and Extension System), African university, nonprofit organization, or in the private sector are eligible for the African Plant Nutrition Outreach Fellowship.
  • Applicants are welcome to submit creative proposals addressing knowledge gaps or needed synthesis of existing information for accelerating the delivery and adoption of improved nutrient stewardship in Africa.
  • Applicants should indicate how they will use the award (such as to support travel, communication outreach, or training activities).
  • Evidence of partnerships and collaboration will be favorably reviewed.
  • Female candidates are especially welcome to apply.

Application Process

In order to complete the African Plant Nutrition Outreach Fellowship Award application process, applicants will need to submit the following in either English or French:

  • A description of how the Fellowship will lead to improved outreach or implementation of appropriate soil fertility management in agricultural systems.
  • A resume that includes academic degrees and relevant publications/communication products dealing with aspects of soil fertility management.
  • An electronic copy of two letters of support, one of which should be from the applicant’s supervisor.
  • A short report on how the funds were used to support the outcomes of the proposal will be required at the end of the award period.
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Deadline: August 31, 2022.

For more information, visit the official site.

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